A few thoughts on The Film With No Name

Bit of an unusual piece, this one, as it’s not exactly a review or a feature, rather it’s a little look at an upcoming project I was lucky enough to see recently – The Film With No Name.

Now, as the film is still a work in progress (it was shown with rough VFX, a temp score and in need of ADR in places), I’m obviously going to stay as spoiler-free as possible while going into a little detail about the story and hopefully leaving you curious to see it yourself.

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Celebrating Childhood On Film This Childhood Day

Following the recent Quick Read on children’s films that won’t make you wish you weren’t watching them (which led to some great suggestions from readers), here’s another which looks at a similar – and timely – topic.

June 11 marks the NSPCC’s first national Childhood Day – an event set up to celebrate the importance of play for the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

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3 Times The Book vs Movie Debate Was Won By The Movie

It’s an argument as old as cinema itself… well, pretty much – can a movie ever be as good as or better than the book it’s based on?

From early cinema’s adaptations (official and otherwise), of Dracula and Frankenstein, through the Bond franchise adding Fleming’s titles to their own stories, right up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe adjusting the themes of comics to suit their own success, viewers have been complaining “the films are never as good as the book” for the best part of a century now.

But are they always right? We here at Late Reviewer reckon there are some pretty clear examples where the adaptation has improved on the source material… and here are three of them.

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